Earthen wall built to absorb bomb impact

A WALL of earth is being built to absorb the impact of the huge wartime bomb which has been uncovered in Kesgrave.

A WALL of earth is being built to absorb the impact of the huge wartime bomb which has been uncovered in Kesgrave.

Work is underway today to create an eight-metre bund, or mound of earth, around the area where the bomb was found, on land owned by Kesgrave High School.

Bomb disposal experts are preparing to “immunise” the bomb tomorrow in an attempt to make it safe.

The army experts from Colchester Barracks are assessing the extent of the containment area required to ensure residents are not placed in any danger should it go off.


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They are also assessing which houses will need to be evacuated when the team moves in tomorrow morning to remove the 1,000lbs device.

The unexploded Second World War bomb was uncovered yesterday afternoon during an archaeological dig.

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Initially it was thought the removal operation could have led to the biggest evacuation the area has ever seen but Suffolk Police says it now believes only a small number of homes will have to be cleared.

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